8 popular yoga styles for a new Yogi

So, you’ve heard about the benefits of yoga and want to start doing it. However, as a new yogi, things might get a little complicated with all the different types of yoga available. Different yoga styles suit different people, which is why we have compiled a list of 8 popular yoga styles and their associated advantages. After reading this, you’ll know which yoga class to attend the next time you hit the mat!

Hatha
Perfect for beginners
Slow-paced mindful movement
Individual Asanas

Vinyasa
Faster paced
Flowing between postures
Gets your heart pumping

Ahtanga
Vinyasa style
Routine and discipline
Physically demanding

Kundalini
Awakens latent female energy
Asana, meditation, pranayama, chants
Spiritual focus

Bikram
Sweat and detoxify
95-42 degrees celsius
40% humidity

Iyengar
Detail, precision, and alignment
Slow-paced
Use of props

Yin
Floor based
Poses held for several minutes
Meditation

Restorative
De-stress and relax
Use of props
Scented oils, blankets, and weighted eye masks

Yoga fun fact;

There are over 100 styles of Yoga – These types include Iyengar, Hatha as well as other styles rising in popularity such as Aerial Yoga and Hot Yoga.

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